The Blog

Burns Night 2022 Events

View Comments

Some hae meat and canna eat, / And some wad eat that want it, / But we hae meat and we can eat, / And sae the Lord be thankit.

Have you been practising your Selkirk Grace? Burns Night 2022 is just around the corner and you certainly won’t be stuck for events and Burns Suppers in Scotland this Burns Night!

Celebrated annually on Robert Burns’ birthday, 25 January, Burns Night gathers Scots and Scots-at-heart around the world to pay tribute to the great poet’s life and works, and the holiday is marked by a jam-packed programme of festivities across the country.

Burns Supper being celebrated at Prestonfield House, Edinburgh

Burns Supper at Prestonfield House, Edinburgh

Burns Night Events and Burns Suppers in 2022

2022 is here to bring you the best of Robert Burns celebrations, with the return of in-person toasts to Scotland’s National Bard, featuring all sorts of entertainment, haggis eating, whisky toasts, poetry readings, songs and more. Join in these key Scottish traditions with some good company and loads of fun!

Burns Night 2022 Events in Glasgow 

Celtic Connections

20 January – 6 February

The world-famous Celtic Connections has returned and is here in person to showcase 19 days of performance bliss. Featuring some of the biggest names on the Scottish music scene and beyond, make sure you book your tickets in advance so you don’t miss out.

Glasgow Distillery Whisky Tasting

27 January; 7:00 pm

Tingle your tastebuds with either a fascinating tour and tasting around Glasgow Distillery, or with a special virtual tasting to celebrate Burns Night, with 5 premium whiskies from the Glasgow Distillery Company. From the comfort of your own home, tune into the WebEx session where you can discover all the secrets behind the first whisky distillery in Glasgow in over 100 years. The Glasgow Distillery also hosts  regular virtual tastings on Thursdays from 7 pm to 8:30 pm.

Book your tickets now.

A Question of Burns 2022

25 January

SBH Scotland, Grant’s Haggis and Endura have joined forces to bring the world together for one very  exciting A Question of  Burns night! Head to the Glasgow Hilton for an entertaining evening featuring award-winning comedian Fred MacAuley, as well as the world’s leading Robert Burns performer, Chris Tait, all hosted by rugby legend Andy Nicol, with more performers to be announced soon.

Book your tickets now.

Burns Night 2022 Events in Edinburgh

Burns & Beyond

22 January – 5 February

Returning for 2022, Burns & Beyond is here to celebrate the life works of Scotland’s National Bard, offering a series of events presenting art and culture from some of Scotland’s leading performers and musicians. This year will see the themes of Love, Hope and Kindness portrayed through live music and art, including an installation at St Giles Cathedral, special performance from Scottish Duo Arab Strap, and much more await!

The Big Burns Comedy Night

26 January

Gilded Balloon presents The Big Burns Comedy Night at the Assembly Rooms in Edinburgh for a tickling night of laughter. This year sees many familiar faces grace the stage, including two-time Scottish Comedy Award winner Susie McCabe, Des Clarke, Larry Dean and Maisie Adam, all hosted by comedy legend, Fred MacAulay.

Book tickets now.

Burns Supper – The Royal Yacht Britannia

28 – 29 January

If you’re looking to treat yourself to a luxurious Burns Night, why not head to the Royal Yacht Britannia in Leith? After you’ve been piped aboard, you’ll enjoy a drinks and canapé reception in the State Apartments, followed by a stunning five-course dinner made with only the finest Scottish ingredients, complete with ‘Address to a Haggis’ in the State Dining Room.

Book tickets now.

Burns Night 2022 Events in Dumfries and the South of Scotland

Burns Night Concert

22 January; 8pm

Join Claire Hastings for a cosy evening of live music and a celebration of Robert Burns! This year the concert with take place at Cairndale Hotel and Leisure Club in Dumfries, so get your tickets booked for a toe-tapping evening of music!

Find out more.

Burns Big Night In

22 January; 7 – 8:45pm

2022’s evening will be hosted by DJ and presenter Edith Bowman and will showcase a fantastic array of music, song, poetry, whisky and some great Scottish banter, all live streamed from Burns Cottage in Ayrshire. Tune into live music from Siobhan Miller, enjoy a cocktail masterclass from Glenlivet, exclusive insight into the life of Robert Burns from history experts and much more is waiting for you and your family as you cosy in this Burns night.

Book your tickets now.

Big Burns Supper

25 January; Online

Eddi Reader’s Big Burns Supper is this year’s unmissable Burns Night celebration taking place online on 25 January. Hosted by the supremely talented Eddi, alongside superstar Scots KT Tunstall, Skerryvore and Tidelines, this year’s line-up of both big names and local talent spans the full spectrum of music, comedy, poetry, performance, and prose, and is not to be missed. Comedy circuit stars Ross Leslie and Richard Pulsford join homegrown musical talent from the likes of Colonel Mustard & the Dijon 5, Sean Focus ‘Live’, Amy Papiransky, Dumfries Community Choir, David Bass & Chazz, The Lucky Doves and Jack Hunter, and Scottish TV presenter and of former captain of Glasgow Wheelchair basketball team Mark Dougan is even set to make an appearance.

Find out more!

Burns Night 2022 Events in Aberdeen

Burns Night Supper Celebration

25 January

Raise a toast to celebrate the life of Robert Burns in the main bar at the Aberdeenshire Cricket Club. You’ll be treated to complimentary haggis, neeps and tatties with lots of light entertainment provided throughout the night. Of course, it wouldn’t be Burns Night without a wee dram of whisky or two.

Find out more.

Burns Night 2022 Events in Inverness

Burns Ceilidh Night with BlackRock Ceilidh Band

22 – 23 January

The Beaufort Hotel in Inverness plays host to Burns Ceilidh Night with BlackRock Ceilidh Band in tribute to Robert Burns, Scotland’s National Bard. BlackRock Ceilidh Band is a four-piece line which as appeared at the  Belladrum Festival, Barrafest and the HebCelt Fringe.

Book tickets now!

Burns Night 2022 Events around the UK and Online

Robert Burns Humanitarian Award

Winner announced 25 January; Online

The Robert Burns Humanitarian Award is an award presented annually at the time of Robert Burns birthday to a group or individual who has saved, improved or enriched the lives of others or society as a whole, through self-sacrifice, selfless service, hands-on charitable or volunteer work, or other humanitarian acts.  The winner receives the equivalent of 1759 Guineas – a sum which signifies the year of the Bard’s birth and the coinage in circulation at that time – equating to £1,800 in today’s currency.

The nominations for 2022 Award have now closed, the Judging Panel have met and we now have our final 3 nominees still in the running for the 2022 RBHA title.  The winner will be announced on Tuesday 25 January via an online ceremony.

Stay tuned for more information.

Burns Night Ceilidh with the Nest Collective 

25 January; 8 – 9:30pm

Dust off those dancing shoes with a free live Ceilidh from the Nest Collective in the Cairngorms. Tune in on YouTube for a night dressed up in tartan and Tam o’Shanters, with whisky flowing and floorboards shaking, all in celebration of Scotland’s National Bard. Host Sam Lee will guide you through the evening, with contributions from special guest musicians. The event is free but you will need to register your interest beforehand.

Book tickets now!

Shadows of the Past… Ayr’s Myths, Legends & History

Postponed to late February

Shadows of the past… Ayr’s Myths, Legends & History is a self-led journey where you will experience Ayr like never before through fascinating tales of heritage, macabre and all the fun! Visit locations such as the Auld Brig and Malt Cross to learn about a gruesome past, discover the landscapes and myths that inspired Robert Burns at iconic locations including Brig o’ Doon and Alloway Auld Kirk.

Myths? Legends? or History? That’s for you to find out!

Stay tuned for more information.

Host your own Burns supper and play this Burns Night Spotify playlist – filled with Scottish classics to match the occasion!